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Carmania comes away with a split

CARMAN - It wasn’t quite the way they may have envisioned it, but Carmania came away with a split of their recent two game stretch in the MMSL’s Fifth Division schedule.

Stanley Cup champion Eric Fehr says he can't wait to bring the cup home to Winkler. (Getty Images)

Fehr reflects on Stanley Cup

There are moments indelibly stamped on his brain, maybe too many to mention. Memories he’ll take to his grave.Mario Lemieux jumping into his own swimming pool with his clothes on at the team party was one.Having his parents come down to the ice to join in that deliriously wonderful post-game celebration, another.Holding his daughter Elizabeth, or E

Fredy Mansour (L) and Megan Neduzak were named the Morden Thunder Athletes of the Year June 17. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Neduzak, Mansour top Thunder athletics

The annual recognition of students and student athletes has begun as classes begin to let out throughout the Pembina Valley, and the Thunder are no exception. Morden’s best in high school sport got their laurels June 17 as the high school held its annual awards ceremony.Taking the most prestigious awards of the afternoon, Grade 12 students Megan N

Fans of the former NHL team the Quebec Nordiques enjoy the atmosphere during the NHL pre-season game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Videotron Centre on September 28, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Nordiques fans optimistic about eventual return

Sports radio host Vincent Cauchon says he remembers being criticized at a Quebec City convenience store for buying Molson beer products — 20 years after the brewer vetoed plans for the Nordiques to enter the NHL in the late 1970s.

Jenai Buchanan of Pilot Mound was named MHSAA Rural Athlete of the Week May 31. (mhsaa.com)

Buchanan named athlete of the week

Last year’s AAA Pembina Valley Hawks captain Jenai Buchanan is a familiar face for the Pilots both on the diamond and on the court and earned a provincial berth after coming third in Zone 6 varsity girls shot put, but May 31 was the first time the Grade 12 Pilot Mound student has been named MHSAA’s Rural Athlete of the Week.“I was definitely surpri

Jefferson Nepinak of the Thunder earned silver in the JV boys shot put at the recent MHSAA track and field provincials. (submitted photo)

Area athletes bring home provincial track medals

Five provincial medals came home to the Morden-Winkler area after the MHSAA track and field championships June 9-11.Two podiums belonged to the Nighthawks, while the Thunder claimed three. NPC’s Dawson Friesen followed up his Zone 4 top finish with provincial bronze in JV boys high jump. Friesen launched 1.74 metres to place behind Victor Bell of A

Winkler native Eric Fehr shares a Stanley Cup moment with his family, including his wife Rachel and daughter Elle, who got the best seat in the house. (supplied photo)

Watching family win the Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is coming back to Winkler.Eric Fehr and the Pittsburgh Penguins secured the Stanley Cup championship over the San Jose Sharks June 12.Winkler born Eric Fehr is the second home grown NHL player to bring home the Stanley Cup for the third time.Dustin Penner brought the cup to Winkler in 2007 after winning it with the Anaheim Ducks. He

Last year's Paddlefest brought out about 120 participants. (Submitted photo)

Paddlefest to return to Colert Beach

The dragon boat will be floating on Lake Minnewasta as Morden picks up the paddles for the second Paddlefest June 18.“Last year’s event was a real success,” city recreation programmer Stephanie Dueck said. “We had a lot of people out, there was a lot of interest and I heard a lot of people who wished they could have attended, but weren’t available

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame member Bob Elliott (left) honours former pitcher and current GVC coach Gerry Falk as part of his "Dream Team" June 4 at the annual Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (Cassidy Dankochik/The Winkler Times)

Baseball Hall of Fame honours "Dream Team"

The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame held its annual induction ceremony June 4. Individuals inducted were Myles Bond, Jamie Hodgson, Mike Krykewich, Rod Leduchowski, Gerald Palidwor, Mel Stoughton, Jeff Trager and Ross Tycoles. Umpires Larry Nicholls and Glen Johnson, the current CFL director of officiating, were also inducted. Three teams were also

The Thunder varsity girls pass on the baton in the third leg of the 4X100 metre relay June 1. The girls won both the relay and the Zone 4 banner. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Local schools field winning track rosters

The varsity girls led the way for the Thunder June 1 as Morden claimed the Zone 4 varsity girls track and field title and came just shy of the aggregate banner.Jeremy Winslow, Morden athletic director, described this year’s performance as “fantastic,” adding that it is rare for the Thunder to earn a banner in track.“We’re starting to get larger tea

The Winkler Storm defeated the Lions FC 6-1 at home for their first win of the 2016 regular season. (Cassidy Dankochik/The Winkler Times)

Storm notch first win of the season

Four games into their Division 1 season, the Winkler Storm got their first win, dismantling the Lions FC 6-1 in front of a boisterous crowd at the Winkler Recreation Complex. The Storm now sit seventh in the Major League Division 1 standings.Winkler’s offence came from all over the pitch, as five different players found the back of the net, includi

The Morden Thunder will host the 2016 MHSAA fastpitch provincials this weekend while the GVC Zodiacs are currently hosting the baseball provincials. (Photo courtesy mhsaa.ca)

Double provincials to hit area diamonds

Morden and Winkler will both host MHSAA provincials this weekend with boys baseball championships underway in Winkler and Plum Coulee until June 4 with two teams from the Pembina Valley. Morden will host the girls fastpitch championships June 3-4, with three local area teams in the mix.